You might be thinking: Jolien, I have seen so many tags on your blog in the past few weeks. What’s up with that? All I have to say is that I am finally trying to catch up on the tags I’ve been tagged to do. The Mean Girls one, the 3 days, 3 quotes one, and now the Book BFF tag. They all look like fun, so I wanted to do them. Now, I have the time!
I was tagged to create this post by Lois @ My Midnight Musing. Thanks for tagging me Lois, it really looks like fun!
1. Setting the example: a pair/group of book bff’s that you love.
I love Hadrian and Royce from the Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan. I chose this series instead of the Chronicles because there they only just met. Here, they have been working together for years. They are both so different, but have taught each other a lot -even though they may not want to admit that.
2. Childhood bestie: which book character would you have liked to grow up with?
Definitely Ginny from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. I adore Ginny! She such a strong female character, and in my opinion, often underrated. Guys, she’s not just a love interest for Harry! She’s an amazing witch, with a sense of humor, loyalty and she is just so kind. A woman to look up to, in my opinion. And hey, if that means I’ll also have Fred & George there, I won’t complain.
3. Frenemy: which book character would bring out your competitive side?
Locke Lamora, from The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch, would definitely bring out my competitive side. I wouldn’t call him a frenemy at all -he’s too fun and interesting for that. But everything would be a competition with him, trying to outshine the boy made for thieving and deceiving.
4. Fashion Guru: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or would you want to go on a shopping spree with?
Celaena from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I’m one of the people who really loves the fact that Celaena is an assassin who loves beautiful clothes. So I’d definitely pick something from her closet! Or go shopping with her. I know that it may be mentioned a bit too often in the first book, that she’s an assassin who loves pretty things too, but I never really minded. Maybe I would if I were to re-read it now? I don’t know. Anyway, I love her clothes, and I want them.
5. The Bad Influence: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with? (go skinny dipping, sneak into a movie, have a drag race with, etc.)
Definitely Eli from The Legend of Eli Monpress series by Rachel Aaron! He’s so much fun, really. Okay, he is a thief. But he just always looks like he’s having so much fun! I think he’s so mischievous! He’d be the perfect person to commit a small act of rebellion with.
6. Blood Brothers: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister? (You can do both if you want.)
Probably Kell from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. Or maybe Rhy? I don’t know. If one is my surrogate brother, so is the other, right? I’ll take that! Kell is just an amazing person, and I’d love to have him as my big brother. He’d be the protector, definitely. Rhy would be the big brother who encourages you to do crazy and fun things, and to play pranks on Kell.
7. Mother Hen: Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?
Meg from The Others series by Anne Bishop! Meg is just such a sweet, kind and wonderful person. I think she’d be the perfect choice to cheer me up when I’m down. She’s not a loud person, so she wouldn’t overcrowd me. But she’d listen, and try her best to help.
8. The Counselor: Which character would you go to for relationship advice (or) confide a secret to?
Annabeth from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Yes, maybe Silena, daughter of Aphrodite, would be better for relationship advice. But I’d always go to Annabeth. She’s the kind of person you can really trust with a secret, in my opinion.
9. More than friends: Who would be your book bf/ gf?
I always want to answer this question with Fred (HP). But I’ve already used an HP character today. So I can’t use any of them. So I’ll go with Jem from the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. He is just such a wonderful person. He’s kind, strong, smart, caring -absolutely everything you could want in a person.
P.S. If I could choose 2, I’d maybe go for Ian from The Host. I adore Ian!
So those are my choices for this tag. Now, for tagging the next people. I have a system:
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